Doves, Diplomats, and Diabetes

A Darwinian Interpretation of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Disorders

Authors: Watve, Milind

  • Exposes the gaps in our understanding and suggest alternative ways of thinking about diabetes  
  • Explains the diversity of processes in a coherent manner  
  • Forms a new and more robust skeleton around which the body of future research can be built   ​
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Darwinian medicine looks at the ecological and evolutionary roots of disease. A disease is an interaction between a genome and its biotic or abiotic environment and therefore a disease is essentially an ecological process. Good understanding of ecology and a Darwinian way of thinking can give us novel and useful perspectives on health and disease. If we understand the disease process better, we can certainly prevent, control as well as treat diseases in a better way. Although the thought that the origins of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) might lie in our hunter gatherer adaptations is not new, research over the last decade makes us rethink many of the classical concepts. Brain and behavior is increasingly being recognized as central to all the endocrine, metabolic and immunological changes that earmark type 2 diabetes and other metabolic syndrome disorders. A major change in paradigm appears to be on the horizon and the proposed book intends to speed up the paradigm shift by raising important questions, pointing out flaws and inadequacies in the prevalent paradigm and stimulating radical rethinking which would redirect and refine the line of research as well as bring some fundamental changes in drug discovery and clinical practice. ​

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doves, Diplomats, and Diabetes
Book Subtitle
A Darwinian Interpretation of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Disorders
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4409-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4409-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4408-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 380
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